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Human Ashes Used in Pottery

What if I told you that you can keep the memory of your loved ones in your bowls and plates that you use to eat with?


A New Mexico pottery shop is taking human remains from cremations, and making them into coffee mugs, bottles, and bowls. Owner Justin Crowe created a unique idea to help memorialize loved ones on accident when he tried out the process for an art project.


A collection kit is sent to the buyer, to inform them how much ashes the company needs, as well as a container for a cup of ashes.


Then, they crush the ashes into fine powder, and add it to a ceramic glaze. Lastly, the piece of your choice is made and painted with the special glaze. The ceramic object is safe to use, and even to eat with.


Crowe hopes that these ceramic pieces spark conversations at the family dinner table, and connect with lost loved ones once again.


What do you think about this new form of art?


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